Anxiety is a very common reaction to stress. In its mildest form it is excessive worrying. It can progress to panic attacks and severe physical symptoms such as headaches, abdominal pain, palpitations, sweating, chest pain, trembling and breathlessness. In its severest form, anxiety can paralyse you and stop you functioning at home and at work.
There are different types of anxiety. These include:
Treatment: There is effective treatment for anxiety and the vast majority of patients improve and are able to function effectively once again. Treatment can include either psychotherapy (talking therapy) or medications or both. The most common form of treatment is CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and requires 8-10 one-hour sessions.